Thursday, December 26, 2013

He Sent His Son

Before you teach this song, try the introduction activity found here.

Print the document below.  Post the question drawings on the board in the correct order.  Place each of the pictures depicting Christ into a large envelope maked "To:  The World.  From:  Heavenly Father."

Divide the Primary into four groups.  Give each group an envelope.Ask the children to quickly discuss amongst themselves what the picture depicts, as you discussed it the previous week, and choose a child to explain it to the primary.  (You may wish to include a word strip in each envelope to help remind them.) 

After each group has described their picture, explain to the children that Heavenly Father taught us many things by us sending His son, Jesus Christ.  Tell them that you are going to read them several questions, and if they think that their picture shows the best answer to the question, they should stand up.  As you match each of the pairs of pictures, discuss how the events of Jesus' life taught us these lessons.

After you have matched all of the questions with the correct answers, post the answers below and teach the children the words to the songs.

How could the Father tell the world of love and tenderness?

He sent His son, a newborn babe, in peace and holiness.

How could the father show the world the pathway we should go?

He sent His son to walk with men on earth, that we may know.

How could the Father tell the world of sacrifice, of death?

He sent His son to die for us, and rise with living breath.

What does the Father ask of us?  What do the scriptures say?

Have faith, have hope, live like His son, help others on their way.

What does He ask?  Live like His son.

For more ideas for the month of January 2014, check out my Lesson Plan ideas.  


  1. I'm having trouble printing the pdf. It's loaded about 3/4 of the way but won't load anymore. Is there another way I can print it? I'm not sure if anyone else is having the same problem...

  2. Nevermind! I got it! Thanks for posting, great idea!

  3. What is happening in the 2nd picture? Who is Christ talking to?

  4. As a primary school teacher and a Primary music leader I am a big believer in not "reinventing the wheel". I love your ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Ok, I am right there with you Amber.. It stops loading about 3/4 of the way.. I love this idea and want to use it.. How do I get it to finish loading????? HELP!!!! - Kara

    1. If you're just viewing it online, try actually downloading. If that doesn't work, you can right click each picture, copy and paste into a document.

  6. My printer isn't working, so I had to draw the question pictures and got the answer pictures from the GAK. But your rendition was a great guide for me, and the pictures were easy enough to draw by hand. Thanks so much for making this enjoyable calling a little easier. :)

  7. This is a great website. When I grow up, I want to be like you!

  8. Thanks a bunch! So simple but so great to teach with! Love it!